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IN THIS ISSUE Fall-Winter 2017


Published quarterly by OMedia Communications


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Bryden Winsby bryden@omedia.ca


Associate Editor Judie Steeves judie@omedia.ca


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Gary Strachan tamara@alum.mit.edu


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Contents copyright 2017. Reproduction in whole or in part, by any means, without prior written permission, is strictly prohibited.


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features 9


HAPPY TO DROP ‘CRITIC’


LABEL Lana Popham pledges to be a strong advocate for farming as B.C.’s latest agriculture minister.


NEVER TOO LATE TO USE


OLD TRICKS Some key factors to consider if you want to make a better fruit wine..


ABBY AG LAB TURNS 50


Vippen Joshi has seen many changes and examined many thousands of samples during her 25 years at the facility.


APPRECIATING FULL VALUE OF


FARMLAND Its numerous benefits must be considered in land-use planning, UBCO prof contends.


regulars UP FRONT


On The Cover Brar Hayre is able to get premium prices for late- season blueberries by utilizing polyethylene tunnels, which have also proved successful with strawberries for the Barker family farm. See pages 6 and 7. Judie Steeves photo


RESEARCH UPDATE FARM SAFETY


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MINDING YOUR BUSINESS 22 PRUNINGS


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